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Best smogasboard for healthy food

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My family would like to visit a Pennsylvania Dutch smogasboard while we are in the Lancaster area. I remember a prior visit years ago to be a lot of processed food and a little greasy and heavy. We usually eat minimally processed, homemade organic food. I realize smorgasbord is an exception and will not be health food, but which one has the most high quality foods?

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well that's a difficult call

I i would say probably Millers You might look at their soup salad and bread buffet which is avaialble for a lower price

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PS for something closer to 'farm to table' you might look at John Jeffries in Lancaster city. They pride themselves on using local ingredients and some of the menu items are at least Pennsylvania Dutch inspired

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Thanks for the advice. John Jeffries does indeed look like somewhere we would be interested in visiting.

My 12 year old has "all you can eat buffet" on his bucket list, though. We don't have them at all where we live so we will still be doing a smogasboard once!

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We liked Shady Maple but unless your having a salad with grilled chicken with oil & vinegar - be prepared for a cheat day.

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Well if this is a 12 years old's bucket list item then definitely Shady Maple

They have a 200 foot long buffet, seating for 1000

It will certainly be memorable for them

Plus the shear variety of items may somewhat increase the chance of your finding acceptable food

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Do a you tube search for Yankee in the south. They are out of Pigeon Forge, Tenn but in the last couple of days they have had a video of the Shady Maple and review.

Last year when we where in the area we had lunch at Dienner's Country Restaurant and really liked it.

If you do a search for Hershey Swap meet, October" in the Hershey forums there is some good information on the Lancaster area which I received last year before my trip.

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We like Dienner's too but it is a smaller buffet and does not have the WOW factor your 12 year old may want

It also has probably the fewest healthy food options- Its almost all high calorie and high starch options with sugary deserts- what to us Pennsylvania Dutch is 'comfort food'

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Pretty sure PA Dutch smorgasbord and heathy food don’t go together! Maybe the salad bar.

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My "kid" is now 20....but she liked this back at age 12 and our family of three continue to like it...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REPLL5b4reY&ab_channel=J%26BInTheHills

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On the video jump to minute mark 8 minutes and 20 seconds. The grill options...cooked to order options are displayed.

It has the "wow" factor. Great fried chicken and mashed potatoes. Mac & Cheese.

For "healthy" or healthy-ish options there is a nice salad bar and a carving station (which is also a cook on demand station)

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https://www.hersheyfarm.com/the-restaurant/

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We love the Hershey Farm buffet for breakfast. There is more selection of food than the lido deck of a cruise.

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